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Re^2: Next Language to Learn

by LanX (Canon)
on Mar 30, 2010 at 15:20 UTC ( #831873=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Next Language to Learn
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> Haskell ?

Well I'm the only one in my local perlmongers group not learning or talking about Haskell for 1 years now.

And so far I haven't seen anyone of them using it in any "useful" manner...

IMHO its not even a hype like Ruby, it's mostly only "chic".

I have the impression many communities are mostly positive about Haskell is due to the fact that subconsciously they don't consider it a serious threat.

No flame intended...

Cheers Rolf


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Re^3: Next Language to Learn
by rovf (Priest) on Mar 30, 2010 at 15:28 UTC
    IMHO its not even a hype like Ruby, it's mostly only "chic".
    It *is* chic. I didn't suggest it because of this though, neither for its general usefulness (I don't want to open this box of worms), but because the OP expressed explicitly:

    .... so that I can improve my overall programming language skill set

    I could equally well have proposed Prolog, BCPL or Scheme....
    -- 
    Ronald Fischer <ynnor@mm.st>
      Sorry I didn't intend to criticize you, it's only my personal impression after a long indoctrination...

      Me, I'm rather interested to realize different paradigms in Perl, maybe by extending the language.

      (even if it provokes the resistance of local clerics... ;)

      Cheers Rolf

        Sorry I didn't intend to criticize you
        I didn't interpret it that way ;-)

        I'm rather interested to realize different paradigms in Perl, maybe by extending the language.
        For instance it would be interesting to see, how easy/clumsy it is to retrofit lazy evaluation into Perl.

        With enough pertinacity, every language can be made to look like LISP :-D

        -- 
        Ronald Fischer <ynnor@mm.st>
Re^3: Next Language to Learn
by tinita (Parson) on Mar 31, 2010 at 09:36 UTC
    It can be quite an eye-opener to learn a functional language. On some universities the first language you learn is a functional language. When I started studying computer science I had never programmed before, so for me learning a functional language (Miranda in that case) was like doing mathematics on the computer. Seemed very natural (all the others having written programs in C already found Miranda really really strange... ;-)

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